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Talley's Folly

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The Christmas Carol

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Film Club Screening: Joyeux Noel

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NFSO 31st Season Concert - "Holiday Pops"

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NWFSC Fine and Performing Arts Division Honors Recital

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Norman Brown's Joyous Christmas

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Dirty Dancing

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Tony-Award Winning Fiddler on the Roof

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


11/13/2012 - The national tour of the Tony-Award winning musical, Fiddler on the Roof, appears December 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.

A full-scale musical masterpiece, the professional touring production of Fiddler on the Roof that will come to life in the center's 1,650-seat mainstage theater features a crew of 67 actors, musicians and technical staff. The starring roles of Tevye and his wife Goldie will be played by veteran Broadway actors Jimmy Ferraro and Dee Etta Rowe, who have actually been married to each other for 25 years, just like their characters.

Fiddler on the Roof has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof is filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, and timeless songs such as "Tradition", "Matchmaker- Matchmaker", "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise-Sunset". Join in the tears of laughter, joy and sadness as Tevye, a poor milkman, tries to keep his family's beloved traditions and faith strong in spite of a changing world.

No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. Relive the tradition! Tickets are $45 each with a group discount of $5 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more tickets purchased together. Tickets are available from the Box Office by phone, online or in-person; contact 850-729-6000 or visit

The Box Office is open 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Group discounts are only available by phone or in-person. While advance ticket purchase is recommended, the Box Office will also open at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. the night of the show for any remaining tickets. Advance and day-of-show tickets are the same price.

In Fiddler on the Roof the universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, tries to keep his family's traditions in place, but times are changing. And, when Tevye's daughters want to make their own matches, he must choose between his own daughters' happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. Yet it is Tevye's love of his family, pride and faith that help him face the dangerous forces in Anatevka which threaten to destroy the very life he and his fellow villagers are trying to preserve.

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is a $25 million performing arts venue located on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College at 100 College Boulevard. The center is easily accessible via Interstate 10, U.S. Highway 285 and Highway 85 and the Mid-Bay Bridge, about 20 minutes from Destin and Fort Walton Beach and 15 minutes from Interstate 10. For more information or to view video from the show, visit